Fauci defends China: Didn't 'necessarily' cover-up COVID

During an interview on BBC’sSunday Morning,” Fauci was asked what he thought about the Chinese government “voorkoming” Wêreld-Gesondheidsorganisasie (WIE) ondersoekers van “seeing key details and from speaking to key peoplewhen they tried to investigate the origins of the coronavirus outbreak.

Why do you think the Chinese government did that?” presenter Sophie Raworth asked the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease {NIAID} regisseur. But Fauci declined to criticize the Chinese Communist Party for hiding key information about the virus from the world before the pandemic outbreak.

“Jy weet, I don’t want to create any or mention any disparaging remarks about that,” hy het begin.

Verlede Junie, Fauci warned the media to notbe accusatoryin blaming China for misleading about the virus’s origin.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, direkteur van die Nasionale Instituut vir allergie en aansteeklike siektes, speaks during a Senate Health, Onderwys, Arbeid, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Donderdag, Nov.. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP-foto/Alex Brandon)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, direkteur van die Nasionale Instituut vir allergie en aansteeklike siektes, speaks during a Senate Health, Onderwys, Arbeid, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Donderdag, Nov.. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP-foto/Alex Brandon) (AP-foto/Alex Brandon)

The doctor seemed to defend and rationalize China’s behavior as well to the BBC.

“[T]he Chinese are very closed, in a way of being very reluctant, particularly when you have a disease that evolves in their country, they become extremely secretive, even though there’s no reason to be secretive,” Fauci gesê. “I think they were very concerned and maybe embarrassed that the virus evolved from their country but there’s nothing wrong with that.

He then claimed China didn’t “noodwendig” cover things up.

So when they see something evolving in their own country, they tend to have a natural reflex of not necessarily covering things up but not being very open and transparent,” verduidelik hy.

Maar new documents reported by Fox this month show that U.S. officials were aware China was withholding important information about the virus before the pandemic outbreak.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a worker wearing a protective suit collects a throat swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site in Xi'an in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province, Dinsdag, Des. 21, 2021. (Li Yibo/Xinhua via AP)

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a worker wearing a protective suit collects a throat swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site in Xi’an in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, Dinsdag, Des. 21, 2021. (Li Yibo/Xinhua via AP)

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